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Kimmins Urges Need for Robust Planning System

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins is calling for action to improve our planning system in order to help build homes, improve environmental protections and facilitate economic development. The Newry and Armagh MLA stated: “A recent Audit office report stated that the planning system is failing to deliver for the economy, communities and the environment. “Of […]

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Slap a Windfall Tax on Energy Companies Making Huge Profits-O’Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said ‘more must be done’ to support workers and families with soaring energy bills. Speaking after the party met with Firmus Energy, the Upper Bann MLA said: “Spiralling global energy prices and rising living costs are placing a huge burden on already struggling workers and families.  “We have met […]

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Alliance Welcome Planning Approval for Boardwalk in Montaighs Moss Nature Reserve

Local Alliance representatives have welcomed planning approval for an application from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) for a 500m long nature boardwalk in Montaighs Moss Nature Reserve. The application, which is situated off the Montaighs Road near the village of Aghagallon, will also include a new car park for 10 vehicles. […]

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Amber Warnings in Force for Storms Dudley and Eunice

Two storms named by the Met Office are expected to bring impacts from strong winds for much of the UK, with the potential for some snow later in the week across parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland. Storm Dudley will impact the northern half of the UK from Wednesday afternoon, while Storm […]

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Irwin ‘deep concern’ After Net Zero 2050 Vote

Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin MLA has said he is shocked that 50 MLA’s voted to amend the Climate Change No2 Bill to a new target of net zero emissions by 2050. The DAERA committee member, who voted against such a move, said the decision was reckless and would cause immense and costly […]

Climate Newry South Down

McKevitt Welcomes Completion of £160,000 Flood Alleviation Scheme for Newry

SDLP councillor Karen McKevitt has welcomed the completion of a £160,000 flood alleviation scheme for Newry. This £160,000 scheme at Greenan Road involved culverting a 40-metre section of open watercourse, upgrading 120 metres of existing culverted watercourse and the construction of a new culvert inlet structure. Councillor McKevitt said: “The completion of this vital work […]

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McKevitt Encourages Council to Avail of E-Charging Funding

SDLP councillor Karen McKevitt has encouraged Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to apply for funding to facilitate e-charging infrastructure.   Funding is available from the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV) for local councils to provide charge points for residents without off-street parking through the On-street Residential Charge Point Scheme (ORCS).   SDLP Infrastructure […]

Climate Community Lurgan Upper Bann

Plan Needed to Maximise Lough Neagh Potential- O’Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has called for a partnership approach to the development of Lough Neagh so that it can reach its full potential as Ireland’s largest freshwater Lough. The Upper Bann MLA said: “Lough Neagh is the largest freshwater Lough in Ireland and supplies the north with 40% of its drinking water. “There isn’t enough being done […]

Climate Community Louth

Solar Bins Welcomed at Clogherhead, Co. Louth

Sinn Féin Councillor Tom Cunningham has welcomed the arrival of several new solar bins at Port Beach and Little Strand Beach and described the new additions to the area as ‘helping in the on-going battle to keep our beaches clean.’ In June 2019 Councillor Cunningham successfully brought a motion to the Council asking for an […]